Over the past month, I've been thinking about getting a MacBook Pro to replace my 15.6" Toshiba Satellite. My laptop has been great to me, I've had it for 5 years and just replaced the battery in it today. It's not really powerful, but it gets the job done, just not too smoothly. It's rocking an AMD E-350 1.6GHz dual core processor, integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB HDD. I've done a lot on it, from Minecraft, to Battlefield 4, MS office, etc... needlessly to say, it's done a lot for me, and I've loved it. My parents got a 13" MacBook Pro this past summer and I've tried it and liked it, so I want to get a 15" MacBook Pro to replace my laptop, but I don't want to jump strait to the current models, because they are crazy expensive, but rather go for an older 2011-2012 non-Retina model, because I feel that they offer a more bang-for-the-buck in terms of something cheeper, and with a few extra features, DVD drive (still use them), exterior battery meter, expandability, etc. they have the same 4th gen processors and RAM that the Pros had until this year, and the fact that It can be expanded is really appealing for me, especially with a low price range. I want to do tasks like, web, email, iMessage, Skype, Photoshop, a little video editing, and maybe a little game here and there. What I really like about the Macs is the fact of them having extremely long battery life. I don't want to go crazy with a beefy laptop, so I just want to keep it down a bit, with more affordable pricing and standard specs. Now my questions Is an old MacBook worth it? Should I wait a bit and look some more and raise up more money? Is there a better new option?